Bumps. Anita (Amanda Redman). Copyright: Kudos Productions


  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 2020
  • 1 pilot

A cross-generational comedy starring Amanda Redman in a whole new spin on family dynamics. Also features Lisa McGrillis, Seb Cardinal, Philip Jackson, Lucy Montgomery, Rhys Thomas and more.

Press clippings

Amanda Redman plays sixtysomething Anita, a mum of two who is looking to expand her brood by having a baby. As she explores her options, her 37-year-old daughter finds herself unexpectedly pregnant, sparking a cross-generational set of new beginnings. A one-off comedy by Lucy Montgomery and Rhys Thomas.

Ammar Kalia, The Guardian, 21st February 2020

Bumps review

There are some tonal echoes of the recently-cancelled Scarborough in its ensemble cast, naturalistic acting and lower-middle-class coastal setting, especially the scenes set in an unpretentious pub. But let's hope Bumps has a better chance of coming into life - as you'll be itching to find out what happens next after the final credits roll.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 21st February 2020

Bumps, review: childbirth is painful as this sitcom

I'd suggest that watching it was harder work than giving birth but I might get lynched by womankind, says Michael Hogan.

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 21st February 2020

TV preview: Comedy Playhouse - Bumps, BBC One

Sometimes a sitcom has success written all over it. King Gary and Scarborough both had potential to be hits. Bumps feels like an instant hit. If the BBC doesn't commission a series they don't need their Fallopian tubes testing, they need their brains testing.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 20th February 2020

Casting revealed for Comedy Playhouse pilot Bumps

Amanda Redman and Lisa McGrillis will star in Bumps, the new Comedy Playhouse pilot by Lucy Montgomery and Rhys Thomas.

British Comedy Guide, 9th October 2019

Lucy Montgomery & Rhys Thomas get Comedy Playhouse pilot

Husband and wife comedians Lucy Montgomery and Rhys Thomas have written a new sitcom for the next season of Comedy Playhouse pilots. Bumps stars Amanda Redman.

British Comedy Guide, 22nd August 2019

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